Summer Rehearsals 2015

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To all PYO Members and Tutors Education and Children’s Services Executive Director John Fyffe Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD Tel (01738) 477873 Contact Allan Young, Music Co-ordinator Direct Dial (01738) 47 7873 Date 20 April 2015 Dear PYO Member Thank you all for working so hard at music camp and for some very …

Defending Instrumental Music in 2015

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Earlier this term we became aware of spending cuts and proposals that struck at the heart of instrumental tuition and orchestral music in Perth and Kinross. Working together with the Young Musicians Parents Association, and on your behalf, we expressed our concern at the proposed cuts in funding to the Instrumental Music Service (IMS); …

Coming Events

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PERTH YOUTH ORCHESTRA Conducted by Allan Young Annual Concert 7.30pm, Sunday, 12th April 2015 Perth Concert Hall Featuring Billy the Kid (Copland) Danzon (Marques) Bruch’s Romance op 85 Soloist Neil Coe (viola) Albinoni’s Concerto No.2 in D Minor Jamie Salem-Dalgety (oboe) Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky/Ravel) £11 (includes booking fee) Kids and School Pupils …

Concerto Auditions

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PYO Concerto Auditions were held on March 3rd at the Music Centre in St John’s Academy and yet again there was an excellent evening of music for those family members and friends who came along to support the young musicians taking part. In all there were twelve entries competing to perform with PYO and/or …

Friends of PYO

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Perth Youth Orchestra committee agreed to offer FREE membership of the Friends of Perth Youth Orchestra, (for the coming year), to those orchestra players who have now left at the end of the 2013-2014 season. Clearly this is intended to sustain our links with these young musicians as they set off on their chosen …

Children Increase Learning Skills Through Music Lessons

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A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has found that music lessons are a proven method of improving not only a child’s learning abilities, but also their listening skills. The study was conducted over a decade by the Northwestern University of Chicago’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory. Basing the research primarily in neighbourhoods in Los Angeles and Chicago, …

President’s Christmas Message

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I enjoyed the annual Childline concert last Thursday. It was sold out, so I imagine some of you were in the audience too. As ever, it was a mixture of toe-tapping tunes mixed with poignant stories of the children who call Childline. PYO contributed tunes from Miss Saigon and a Christmas medley. By the …

Review of Perth Youth Orchestra’s Summer Concert

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THE latest hugely impressive performance by Perth Youth Orchestra under conductor Allan Young was their Summer Concert in Perth Concert Hall on Monday, the programme of which mirrored the varied repertoire of their recent well received tour of Germany. One can only imagine the hours of preparation which went into this concert, such was …